Cinnamon Rolls in a Mug

I am a cinnamon roll connoisseur. You can’t beat a warm sweet roll with the spice of cinnamon and enough icing to send you running to your insulin. That is exactly how I like them. Obviously I can’t have them all the time and I try to avoid buying the Pillsbury tubes because I know I will end up eating all of them in one sitting. That is where this recipe comes in.


A single serving cinnamon roll made in the microwave, hot and ready whenever you are. Simple, fast, and extremely satisfying. Hell yeah.


For the Cake

¼ cup + 1 tablespoon flour

2 tablespoons applesauce

2 tablespoons buttermilk (or any kind, buttermilk is what I used)1239802_606380079437672_404226958_n

2 tablespoons brown sugar

¼ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Dash of salt

For the Icing

1 tablespoon room temperature cream cheese

3 tablespoons powder sugar

1 teaspoon milk


1. For the cake, mix all of the dry ingredients together in a microwavable mug.

2. Add in the milk, applesauce, and vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated.

3. Heat the batter in the microwave for 1 minute and 5 seconds. This was the perfect amount of time in my microwave, you may have to adjust depending on your microwave.

4. Mix together all of the ingredients for the icing in a separate bowl. If it is not the consistency you want, add more sugar to make it thicker or milk to thin it out.

5. Allow your cinnamon roll to cool off for a few minutes before icing.1962863_606378026104544_399975346_n

Let me know how this recipe works for you in the comments below!


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